Science On Tap: The Lives of Bees - The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild
This is a past event. Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00pm
Alberta Rose Theatre 3000 N.E. Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211
Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas Seeley’s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper’s hive—and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet’s managed honey bee populations.
Seeley presents an entirely new approach to beekeeping—Darwinian Beekeeping—which enables honey bees to use the toolkit of survival skills their species has acquired over the past thirty million years and to evolve solutions to the new challenges they face today. He shows beekeepers how to use the principles of natural selection to guide their practices, and offers a new vision of how beekeeping can better align with the natural habits of bees.
Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!